NFL Divisional Playoff Games This Week


NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (12-4) over HOUSTON TEXANS (13-4) 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA. (CBS)—I picked the Texans to lose against Cincinnati Saturday so maybe I’ll be wrong again with this pick. The Patriots have lost their last two playoff games to teams they defeated in the regular season. So let’s make it a trifecta!!!

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS(12-5) over ATLANTA FALCONS (13-3) at the Georgia Dome Noon Sunday in Atlanta, GA. (Fox)—This will have to be labeled an upset, but the Seahawks are on fire while the Falcons lost their final game to Tampa Bay and may not be able to re-fire up whatever momentum they had three weeks ago.


Sports Authority Field at Mile High 3:30 p.m. Saturday in Denver (CBS)—The Broncos have racked up 11 straight victories and should reach an even dozen when this game is over. Quarterback Peyton Manning has something to prove to the football world.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (12-4) over GREEN BAY PACKERS (12-5) Candlestick Park 7 p.m. Saturday in San Francisco (Fox)—The 49ers are a three-point favorite over the potent Packers and that probably will be the difference in the final score. This could be a high-scoring game, but the over-and-under (45) is less that the Houston-Patriots game (48½).